Death of a Red Heroine - Chapters 38-40 Summary & Analysis

Qiu Xiaolong
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Chapters 38-40 Summary

In Chapter thirty-eight, Chen, in his role as Director of the Traffic Control Office, hires Old Hunter as an adviser. Since his retirement, Old Hunter has been volunteering as a traffic officer, so the appointment does not appear unusual. Chen instructs Hunter to detain anybody he suspects may be driving without a license, and tells him to patrol the area around Wu's house. Old Hunter understands his role. He is to stop Wu's car and detain the driver.

Before long, Old Hunter appears in Chen's office with Guo Qiang or the driver of Wu's car and the man who provided Wu's alibi. Chen pressures Guo into confessing. At first Guo is terrified of Wu's retaliation, but Chen persuades him that the decisions are being taken t a level above Wu's influence. Guo admits that the alibi he provided for Wu was fake. He also relates...

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